I decided to push back my grocery shopping to today. Funny enough, after I ate my breakfast of cereal, I fell back asleep. Perhaps it’s because I’m feeling under the weather and although my cough’s been a constant every once in a while, my nose started to develop problems again. It’s stuffy. 😦 Anyway, I ended up visiting this pretty cool market, Nonghyup Hanaro Mart (농협하나로마트), that’s about a ten minute walk from my place. There’s also a Nonghyup Hanaro Club, a Korean version of Costco’s or Sam’s Club for it’s warehouse feel, though without the membership rule. They distribute Korean made and farmed products and merchandise so while some items (produce) may be cheaper, it really depends; for more information in English, I found this site. Anyway, I came home to drop off the stuff and decided I was very hungry. So I decided to make jjajangmyeon, perhaps my favorite Korean dish, with the ingredients I had just purchased. It’s currently 3:18 and while I’m waiting for it to simmer and soften some of the harder ingredients, I gave up and I decided to try out the next ice cream in my freezer:
Yes, it’s called the World Cone. I have no idea why, but it is. It’s also vanilla flavored and it is topped with nuts with a nice swirl of chocolate. The ice cream itself is interspersed with little surprises in the form of miniature chocolate balls and it is long. It’s probably three times the size of the Smart Cone and you know how you hate it when your ice cream cone drips at the bottom? No fearing to be had here! At the bottom, they added a little plastic bit that catches any drips. 🙂 The Koreans do think of everything, don’t they? I also love it when you buy drinks at the convenience store and they give you a little straw. The same goes for ramyeon; they provide the chopsticks.
I think of the World Cone as a bigger version of the Smart Cone – and better. The Smart Cone gives you a hint of the yummy goodness of the ice cream. The World Cone lets you know the yummy goodness of the ice cream in a rather intimate way. The chocolate on top was delicious and I was a bit sad it didn’t run all the way down into the cone. The ice cream itself was also delicious and the chocolate balls in it gave something interesting to the texture. The cone towards the top was slightly soft but starting from the middle was delightfully crunchy. I was in heaven for the 6 minutes it took for me to finish the cone – and to think, I have five more left. :]